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Charity Update: March 19

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UPDATES ON CHARITY NEEDS AND WAYS TO SAFELY HELP

 

YOUTH HAVEN

Until further notice, we ask members of the public who wish to donate to Youth Haven to call us first at 705-739-7616 to arrange a time to drop off donations.

When you arrive, please leave donations on the porch and knock to let us know you have come by.

As you can appreciate, these are unprecedented times and we are taking precautions regarding COVID-19 in order to keep the youth, some who may have weakened immune systems, and are our staff healthy.

DAVID BUSBY

Food donations are welcomed and needed at the Busby Centre. Non-perishable food items (pasta, pasta sauce, soups, rice, canned vegatables, meal replacement beverages and bars, peanut butter, coffee, sugar, cereal, powered milk, juice and canned meats) and frozen meats so that meals can be prepared on-site. We are currently working on setting up a central location that is easily accessible to drop off donations so stay tuned. Until then donations can be dropped off at the Busby Centre. Thank you so much.
(We are currently not accepting clothing donations). Thank you for your support.

 

GILDA’S CLUB

ffective March 16 2020, Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka has decided to close our doors, including cancelling all scheduled activities, to help keep our members, volunteers, and staff safe. We will be following up with members at a later time with additional, remote-access services. Additionally, your Program Staff remain accessible by phone or e-mail.

MyLifeLine.org was created to connect cancer patients and caregivers to their family, friends, and others like them for social and emotional support. Today, more than ever, we recognize how important community can be. We are here for you. You can also access The Cancer Support Community/Gilda’s Club Worldwide helpline at 888-793-9355.

 

WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN SHELTER

Effective March 16, 2020 all visitors and donations will be prohibited from our site until April 1. At that time we will reassess the situation and provide further communication. We continue to thank our community for any financial donations that will help us with our daily expenses to support our women and children. Financial donations are very helpful and can be processed using Canada Helps, visiting our agency website or phoning our shelter to inquire. Thank you for your ongoing support.

All outreach services will be offered via phone and email support in an effort to reduce any face-to-face contact. We have postponed all community speaking engagements, committee meetings, in- court supports/lawyers appointments and any visitors to our shelter. We thank our community for thinking of us regarding food and personal item donations but we are unable to accept any donations at this time. Again, thank you for your help and support.

We encourage women to continue to call our crisis line (705.728.2544) to receive counselling and safety planning support. We will work with you to find alternative shelter support in the interim while we manage our current shelter needs of women and children.

 

ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY

Joyce Kope House remains open and operational for women exiting institutions or experiencing homelessness in Simcoe County. Please consider supporting women at Joyce Kope House during this time. Donations of personal hygiene items, sanitizers and disinfectants, and food are greatly appreciated.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity Huronia has made the difficult decision to close its doors until April 6th effective as of 5pm today to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19.
To read the official statement from our C.F.O. and C.E.O., please click here: https://www.habitathuronia.com/…/8446/5768/COVID_CLOSURE.pdf

 

HOSPICE SIMCOE 

The Residential Program will remain open with additional precautionary measures. We are restricting visitors to the residential facility.
All Community Programs are on hold until further notice (i.e. bereavement visits, groups, home visiting volunteers etc.).

 

NEW PATH YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES

 

 

REDWOOD PARK COMMUNITIES

Read the full update right here

 

 

SEASONS CENTRE FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN 

Until further notice Seasons Centre will NOT be convening support groups. This decision was not made lightly, however the health, safety and well-being of our Seasons Centre community of families, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance to us. In addition, Seasons Centre has a responsibility to assist in supporting efforts to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 within the broader community.

 

BARRIE FOOD BANK

The Barrie Food Bank is still accepting food donations each morning at the food bank or in the donation bins at all grocery stores in Barrie.
For those more comfortable making a financial donation you may do so online at www.barriefoodbank.org. Thank you for your continued support

Ways To Give Back Weekend of Feb. 22nd

Give Back This Weekend

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

Take a few minutes to Give Back This Weekend and support some local causes!

And if you’re hosting a fundraiser or charitable event, let us know!

 

 Happy Birthday, Relay!

This year, Relay for Life – Barrie Orillia celebrates it’s 20th Birthday. Come down to the Barrie office at 15 Cedar Pointe Dr between 12 and 1 p.m. on Sat, Feb 22, and celebrate with staff, the Relay Committee and past and present relayers. Why not take the opportunity to sign up for this year’s event while you’re at it?

 

$10 Paw Spa Fundraiser For Marley’s Hope 2020

Calling all pets in Barrie and surrounding areas! Come out and support Marley’s Hope during this monthly event. Get your pet glammed up for a great cause.

 

Coldest Night Of The Year

CNOY Barrie is a Walk for Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Simcoe County!

The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money and awareness for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth in 120 communities across Canada. Youth Haven in Barrie is, once again, hosting this event at Barrie’s City Hall to raise money for youth experiencing homelessness in Simcoe County.

 

 

3 Ways To Give Back This Weekend in Barrie

Give Back This Weekend

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

Take a few minutes to Give Back This Weekend and support some local causes!

And if you’re hosting a fundraiser or charitable event, let us know!

 

Be The Difference – CNOY Kick-Off Party Fundraiser

Did you know that our local Youth Shelter (Youth Haven) was forced to turn away 432 at-risk youth ages 16-24, last year seeking emergency shelter due to lack of resources?


This Saturday MTAV hosts an event to help. Be The Difference; a video dance party fundraiser in support of Youth Haven to kick off their “Coldest Night Of The Year” campaign.

There will be a DJ Battle, licensed bar, snacks, silent auction, guest prizes.
“We battle so Youth don’t have to”.

Tickets proceeds going towards ending youth homelessness. $100 at the door. 

 

Barrie Sharks Day!

Watch the Sharks in action as they honoring their founder and first president of the Barrie Women’s Hockey Association. Puck drop is at East Bayfield at 1:30pm. Give away’s and contests at arena.

 

Barrie Blood Donor Clinic

February is the month of love, and Canadian Blood Services would LOVE for you to donate blood this month. Donors are needed every day to ensure hospital patients have the blood they need, when they need it! Keep in mind you must be free of medications and have not given in the last 90 days. 

 

Have an event coming up that will help Give Back This Weekend? Let us know and we may feature it in a future blog!

Find more Barrie events, concerts and other happenings on our events calendar!

And be sure to check our wide range of podcasts for interviews with local changemakers. 

 

3 Ways To Give Back This Weekend

3 Ways To Give Back This Weekend

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

Take a few minutes to Give Back This Weekend and support some local causes!

And if you’re hosting a fundraiser or charitable event, let us know!

 

3 Ways To Give Back This Weekend

 

Fresh Fruit & Veggie Drive for Barrie Food Ban

Catch The Fire is hosting a Fresh Fruit and Veggie Drive for the Barrie Food Bank on Sunday.

We are collecting fresh fruits and veggies(no root veggies needed this time) for the Barrie Food bank.
Thanks to all for meeting a need in our community by your donations. Food Bank bins will be located in the foyer. Happening at Timothy Christian school on Essa road beginning at 11am.

 

Shoot For Paige

On Sunday, Dunlop Billiards is hosting an 8 Ball tournament in memory of Paige Ferreria, with all proceeds going to the family. Including a 50/50 draw, raffle and silent auction besides the pool tournament.

There’s also a Go Fund Me page for those who would like to donate. $20 buy in.

 

National Adoption Weekend

Visit Pet Valu on Bayfield Visit for National Adoption Weekend.

Furry Friends Animal Shelter will be at our store 10am to 2pm on Saturday, February 8th 🐱

Project Paws Rescue will be at our store 12 to 3pm on Sunday, February 9th 🐶

Don’t forget about the Kissing Photo Booth! 💋

 

Have an event coming up that will help Give Back This Weekend? Let us know and we may feature it in a future blog!

Find more Barrie events, concerts and other happenings on our events calendar!

And be sure to check our wide range of podcasts for interviews with local changemakers. 

 

3 Ways To Give Back This Weekend

Give Back This Weekend

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

Take a few minutes to Give Back This Weekend and support some local causes!

 

G’Day Mat Yoga

You can help support people affected by the Australian bush fires right here in Barrie.

GUTSY girls, in association with Sonder Studio, is hosting an  all ages/levels community yoga class to raise funds for the Australian Red Cross. No previous yoga experience required!

Tickets by donation at the door.
($10/adult $5/child appreciated)

 

Blood Donation Clinic @ Georgian College

Donate Blood and help save lives 💕

Canadian Blood Services will be on campus holding a Blood Donation Clinic in the ABSC Event Space from 10am – 2pm.

Remember that if you donated recently there is a waiting period, and that there is a screening process.

Contribute to a good cause😇

 

Sending It for Sarah @ Blue Mountain

Roxy presents the 5th Annual Sending it for Sarah! Girls Ride day. The goal is to introduce new girls to the world of action sports each year in a fun and positive environment, while honoring the progression of the sport. The goal is to raise $10,000 for the foundation.

Have an event coming up that will help Give Back This Weekend? Let us know and we may feature it in a future blog!

And be sure to check our wide range of podcasts for interviews with local changemakers. 

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